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How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

Fund Manager Q&A: A Diversified Approach to Income Investing

By Alex Veiga | Feb 19
Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.

Ask Brianna: How Can I Stay on Budget and Still Hang Out?

Ask Brianna: How Can I Stay on Budget and Still Hang Out?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 18
Instead of hiding away in shame or constantly complaining about your rock-bottom bank balance, use these strategies to budget - and socialize - with confidence and control.

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

It's OK to Spend Money on Yourself - Really

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 15
People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help "underspenders" can guide the rest of us about when it's OK to splurge.

Make Less Than $54K? Consider This Underused Tax Break

Make Less Than $54K? Consider This Underused Tax Break

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Feb 10
The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most overlooked tax credits around, according to many experts. But it is also one of the more generous.

Changes That Could Impact Your Tax Refund

Changes That Could Impact Your Tax Refund

Jan 24
Tax filing season is here, and there are some rule changes that could affect your refund.

Tangled in Fraud Probe, 100s Face Loss of Disability Checks

Tangled in Fraud Probe, 100s Face Loss of Disability Checks

By Claire Galofaro | Jan 4
The government has good reason to ferret out disability fraud. Burgeoning claims have pushed the disability fund to the brink of insolvency. But "fraud" isn't always the right word to describe what's happening.

What 2017 May Mean for Your Personal Finances

What 2017 May Mean for Your Personal Finances

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jan 1
It's been a tumultuous 2016 - both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what's next? And, how will it affect me?

How A Fed Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

How A Fed Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

Dec 19
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interests rates for the first time in a year. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains how this may impact your wallet.

How to Tell if a Roth 401(k) is For You

How to Tell if a Roth 401(k) is For You

By Arielle O'Shea | Nov 26
A 401(k) is already one of the best ways to save for retirement, but many plan sponsors now offer one step better: a Roth 401(k).

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